Anita Lal : Bringing Nature Home

  Anita Lal is the Founder and Creative Director of Mumbai’s most beautiful store –Good Earth at Raghuvanshi Mills. Known for its textiles, linens, home decor, wallpapers, furniture and clothes, the focus is on sustainability, design and craftsmanship.  Tucked away at the back is Anita’s beauty playland – beauty brands based on sustainability and clean…

Stocking up for summer

Ananda the mountian spa has relaunched  its spa and wellness range in new packaging. I have tried their products in an earlier avatar but if I were to choose one product from this new offering it would be the juniper, grapefruit and cypress body oil   for cellulite and lymphatic drainage .  Of course it works best if…

#Hand #Masks for softer, smoother hands

Sephora‘s range of hand masks makes moisturising hands easier and much more convenient. No icky, gloopy lotion staining sofa covers or book pages or blurring phone screens – yes, been there, done that. Like face masks, hand masks deliver  an intense burst of moisture and nourishment in pre- moisturised sheets. Unlike face masks which tend to be…

#Diwali picks at an Ayurveda Beauty store

I have been meaning to drop in at the Kama store at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi ever since it opened and I finally got there in time for some Diwali stocking up. Kama  works in association with the Arya Vaidya sala at Coimbatore and their products are genuinely ayurveda based. I like the fact that they tell…

Sensitive skin. Dry skin. Winter skin .

Its that time of the year when your skin tells you the season has changed and that it’s time for your beauty routine to change. Here are three products that will give you some winter cheer. Clinique’s Smart Night Moisturiser Custom Repair Night is tailored to target different areas of the face ‘smartly’.  It has variants…

Scalp facials, French ‘Boroline’, Studio West & Kanauj roses

SCALP FACIAL WITH NIOXIN Nioxin offers a whole range of rituals, in salon shampoo and conditioner and leave in tonic for thinning hair and receding hairlines, to create the illusion of thick hair. But unlike hair thickening spray and and shampoos, Nioxin stimulates hair growth. I tried the scalp facial, which begins with a peppermint-…

Scalp facials, French 'Boroline', Studio West & Kanauj roses

SCALP FACIAL WITH NIOXIN Nioxin offers a whole range of rituals, in salon shampoo and conditioner and leave in tonic for thinning hair and receding hairlines, to create the illusion of thick hair. But unlike hair thickening spray and and shampoos, Nioxin stimulates hair growth. I tried the scalp facial, which begins with a peppermint-…

Nude, with a hint of colour

<a As the bridal and festive season approach it is worth investing in a palette that will take you from day to night with minimal fuss. Urban Decay’s Naked palette is a keeper for the season and will help you go from day to night -contour, build up, cover, base, use singly or do as…

Its raining sheet masks @Sephora

Sheet masks are all the rage now and Korean beauty brands are way ahead on the beauty curve –in about everything skin care but also sheet masks. I think they have patents in all the new skin care categories . Sheet masks are sheets super saturated with serum and cut to fit your face with…

Natural,Organic,Yummy

A bunch of delicious smelling and sounding beauty products to discover this month . Granny Gregs popped up on a friend’s Facebook page and looked delicious at first sight.I discovered these natural  balms were created by Bangalore based geneticist Sonia Dhawan. Named after her Scots Grandmother Irene Gregory who taught her about medicinal plants and home remedies, Granny Gregs…

My top picks at Maison Lancome, Mumbai

Maison Lancôme is Lancôme’s flagship India store at Palladium, Mumbai and only the second after Shanghai in the world.  I am skipping the scenic shots of the chandelier and gold encased serum bar to focus on the products I liked. But you can see the pretty chandelier when you visit – it gives the store a…